David J. Zappitell

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Delray Beach, FL

Zappitell Law Firm
 | 200 Northeast 2nd Avenue, Suite 103
Delray Beach, FL 33444-3768
Phone: 561-330-6330
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2007, 2010 - 2012, 2014 - 2017
Licensed Since: 1991
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (70%),
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (10%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (10%),
  • Business Litigation (10%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney David J. Zappitell is the founding partner of the Delray Beach firm, Zappitell Law Firm. Rated AV* Preeminent in the prestigious Martindale-Hubbell legal rating publication (highest rating), Mr. Zappitell is certified by the Florida Bar in the area of civil trial litigation. He received his undergraduate degree from Michigan State University and his law degree from the University of Miami School of Law.

Mr. Zappitell is a member of the Florida Bar and the U.S. District Court Southern and Middle Districts of Florida. In addition to his legal practice, Mr. Zappitell has been a repeat guest lecturer at the National Business Institute seminars regarding the technical issues surrounding uninsured motorist insurance coverage. He has also been a guest lecturer at a round table discussion regarding elderly people with the Palm Beach Guardianship Association. Mr. Zappitell is a founding member of the Wall of Tolerance Monument, serves on several boards, and lectures to students in schools as a children's safety advocate.

*AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories: legal ability and general ethical standards.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - General (70%): Animal Bites, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Dram Shop Laws, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice (10%): Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury

Personal Injury - Products (10%): Motor Vehicle Defects

Business Litigation (10%)

Focus Areas

Personal Injury - General: Animal Bites, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Dram Shop Laws, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury

Personal Injury - Products: Motor Vehicle Defects

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 9 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2007, 2010 - 2012, 2014 - 2017

Certificates and Credentials

Florida Bar Board Certified

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About David Zappitell

Admitted: 1991, Florida

Professional Webpage: http://www.bocaratonlaw.com/the-team.html

Honors and Awards:

  • “AV” Rated “Preeminent” Attorney, Martindale Hubbell Legal Rating
  • Top 3,000 Plaintiff's Lawyer in America
  • Who's Who, Executive and Professionals

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer-Florida Bar, 1999

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Past President, Boca Square Civic Association
  • Past Presiding Judge, American Association Justice a Trial Competition
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida
  • Florida
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Florida Justice Association (EAGLE)
  • Member, American Justice Association
  • Member, Palm Beach County Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member, Palm Beach County Bar Association

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Round Table Discussion regarding Elderly People, Palm Beach Guardianship Association
  • Technical Issues surrounding Uninsured Motorist Insurance coverages, National Business Institute

Educational Background:

  • Michigan State University, B.A., Honors: cum laude, 1985

Industry Groups

  • American Association For Justice
  • American Bar Association
  • Florida Justice Association
  • Office Location for David J. Zappitell

    200 Northeast 2nd Avenue
    Suite 103
    Delray Beach, FL 33444-3768

    Phone: 561-330-6330

     

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